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  • I remember following Obamas inauguration, and feeling just as much as everybody else that history was made, that this was the moment where everything changed.

    I had the same feeling visiting Copenhagen in september. After watching the neighbour country being more and more intolerant for years, the result of last years election marked a turning point. The two parties that have been most clealy opposed to special legislation for immigrants in general and muslims in particular were the two parties that had the most success.

    Those moments. Seeing a president of partly african origin inaugurated. Being on the winning side of a referendum. And nothing can compare to seeing the indefinetly long lines in the townships of South Africa for the first democratic elections in 1994.

    Disappointment often follows But remembering that feeling in september – we had dinner at Tivoli, and walked around there, feeling the magic that only thousands of colored lanterns can bring – I’m thinking that this moment is mabye what is imortant. The feeling of democracy. That you can vote, and change our destiny. That no matter what, this day, the people have governed.

    I walked home from Tivoli to my hotel, and through every window, I saw the same thing: the new prime minister holding a speach. Mabye not a great one, but a new one. And a female one. Because the people have voted.
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